The 1991 November 15 X1.5 flare was a well observed solar event. Comprehensive data from ground-based observatories and spacecraft provide the basis for a contextual interpretation of gamma-ray spectra from the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO). In particular, spectral, spatial, and temporal data at several energies are necessary to understand the particle dynamics and the acceleration mechanism(s) within this flare. X-ray images, radio, Ca XIX data and magnetograms provide morphological information on the acceleration region [4,5], while gamma-ray spectral data provide information on the parent ion spectrum. Furthermore, time profiles in hard X-rays and gamma-rays provide valuable information on temporal characteristics of the energetic particles. We report the results of our analysis of the evolution of this flare as a function of energy (∼25 keV–2.5 MeV) and time. These results, together with other high energy data (e.g. from experiments on Yohkoh, Ulysses, and PVO) may assist in identifying and understanding the acceleration mechanism(s) taking place in this event.
Space Science Center, Physics
AIP Conference Proceedings
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Gamma ray measurements of the 1991 November 15 solar flare Arndt, Martina B. and Bennett, Kevin and Connors, Alanna and McConnell, Mark and Rank, Gerhard and Ryan, James M. and Schönfelder, Volker and Suleiman, Raid and Young, C. Alex, AIP Conference Proceedings, 510, 569-573 (2000), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1303267
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